Jerry Seinfeld’s Famous TV Girlfriends Before They Were Stars

The women of Jerry’s life on television classic Seinfeld were never around for long. The fickle overgrown man child could make a mountain out even the smallest of mole hills. Girlfriends were cast aside for having hands that were too large or oddly shaped belly buttons. Like his three main compatriots on the show, George, Elaine, and Kramer, he was too self-absorbed and shallow to ever make a lasting connection on the show. But after all, the show was unabashedly about nothing – so who can complain?

The shows massive ratings and tremendous quality would go to serve as a launching point for the careers of many of the actresses that played these oh so unfortunate young women. Several have gone on to acting careers ranging from consistent and successful to certifiable stars. In today’s article, we’ll take a look at some of these leading ladies. Let’s just hope Jerry can remember their names.

Melinda McGraw

  • Appeared: Season 3, Episode 20. March 4,1992.
  • Episode: The Good Samaritan
  • Character: Hit and Run Driver
  • Synopsis: After witnessing a driver speed off after hitting a parked car, Jerry becomes angry and chases after it. But when he catches up, he finds the driver is very attractive and begins dating her.
  • Famous For: Since appearing on the show, Melinda McGraw has worked steadily with recurring roles on such hits as The X-Files, The District, Desperate Housewives, The West Wing, Mad Men, and NCIS.

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Jane Leeves

  • Appeared: Season 4, Episode 10. November 11, 1992.
  • Episode: The Virgin
  • Character: Marla the Virgin
  • Synopsis: Jerry begins dating a striking woman but is frustrated that she is a virgin and won’t have sex with him. His frustration leads to the famed ‘Contest’ between the main four and after finding out she storms off, only to be deflowered by JFK, Jr.
  • Famous For: Jane would later land a starring role on what would become another NBC smash hit Frasier, playing live-in physical therapist Daphne. She has also done voice work on Phineas and Ferb and currently stars on TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland.

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Paula Marshall

  • Appeared: Season 4, Episode 17. February 11, 1993.
  • Episode: The Outing
  • Character: NYU student Sharon
  • Synopsis: A writer for NYU’s student paper is tasked to conduct an interview with Jerry and after witnessing the unusual relationship between him and George, mistakenly comes to the assumption that they are a gay couple.
  • Famous For: Paula is probably most well-known post-Seinfeld for her role as Laurie on Spin City. She has also had roles in Veronica Mars, Nip/Tuck, and Californication.

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Teri Hatcher

  • Appeared: Season 4, Episode 19. February 25, 1993.
  • Episode: The Implant
  • Character: Sidra
  • Synopsis: Teri played the role of gorgeous Sidra who was clearly quite gifted in a certain, um area. He just wasn’t sure if they were real. But when Elaine was enlisted to do some detective work everything was ruined.
  • Famous For: Teri is one of the more successful of Jerry’s girlfriends in the acting world. She is well known for her long running role as Susan on smash hit Desperate Housewives.

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Susan Walters

  • Appeared: Season 4, Episode 20. March 17, 1993.
  • Episode: The Junior Mint
  • Character: Doloris
  • Synopsis: One of the more well known of Jerry’s girlfriend was known for well not being known by Jerry. Only being able to remember that her name rhymed with a part of the female anatomy, Jerry’s attempts to find out her name would ultimately blow up in his face.
  • Famous For: Susan has had many recurring roles since Seinfeld, including The Young and the Restless and The Vampire Diaries.

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Anna Gunn

  • Appeared: Season 5, Episode 3. September 30, 1993.
  • Episode: The Glasses
  • Character: Amy
  • Synopsis: After George believes he witnessed “Amy” kissing Jerry’s cousin, Jerry is furious only to find out that George was mistaken.
  • Famous For: Anna has appeared as Jean on The Practice, Martha on Deadwood, and Skyler on Breaking Bad.

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Jennifer Coolidge

  • Appeared: Season 5, Episode 9. November 18, 1993.
  • Episode: The Masseuse
  • Character: Jody
  • Synopsis: Jerry becomes extremely annoyed that the masseuse he’s dating, Jody has not offered him a massage. It is only further exasperated when he learns Kramer had received one.
  • Famous For: STIFLER’S MOM! STIFLER’S MOM! Need we say more? Jennifer also currently is a recurring character on CBS ratings hit Two Broke Girls.

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Jami Gertz

  • Appeared: Season 5, Episode 12. January 6, 1994.
  • Episode: The Stall
  • Character: Jane
  • Synopsis: Trouble arises after Elaine realizes that Jerry’s girlfriend Jane had refused to spare her some toilet paper at the diner.
  • Famous For: Jami is most well known for her roles on Still Standing (mother Judy) and Entourage (Marlo).

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Courteney Cox

  • Appeared: Season 5, Episode 17. March 17, 1994.
  • Episode: The Wife
  • Character: Meryl
  • Synopsis: Things turn sour for Jerry after Meryl claims to be his wife so she can also take part in a discount at the dry cleaners.
  • Famous For: Do we really need to tell you? Courtney would go on to play neurotic Monica on television comedy classic Friends. She currently stars on Cougar Town.

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Janeane Garofalo

  • Appeared: Season 8, Episode 1. September 19, 1996.
  • Episode: The Foundation
  • Character: Jeannie
  • Synopsis: Jerry finally realizes who he’s been waiting for to come along after all these years: himself. But the two quick tired of each other leading to the first mutual, no feelings hurt breakup ever.
  • Famous For: Janeane is a very successful standup comedian and has had roles on The West Wing and 24.

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Christine Taylor

  • Appeared: Season 8, Episode 14. February 6, 1997.
  • Character: Ellen
  • Synopsis: Jerry is horrified when he comes to realize that new girlfriend Ellen is the loser of her group of friends.
  • Famous For: Other than being married to Ben Stiller, Christine appeared on Friends as Ross’ girlfriend that Rachel convinced to shave her head. She also had a recurring role as Sally Sitwell on Arrested Development and was Melody on Nickelodeon hit Hey Dude.

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Kristin Davis

  • Appeared: Season 8, Episode 16. February 20, 1997.
  • Episode: The Pothole
  • Character: Jenna
  • Synopsis: Jerry is disgusted after witnessing girlfriend Jenna brushing her teeth with a toothbrush he dropped in the toilet. He is able to overcome his hang-up, but exits quickly after she is drenched by an exploding toilet.
  • Famous For: Good girl Charlotte on HBO ratings bonanza Sex and the City.

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Debra Messing

  • Appeared: Season 8, Episode 19. April 24, 1997.
  • Episode: The Yada Yada
  • Character: Beth
  • Synopsis: When her marriage breaks up, Jerry Is right there and ready to swoop in. His hopes are shattered though after she reveals her anti-Semitism.
  • Famous For: Debra starred as Will’s best friend Grace on successful NBC comedy Will & Grace.

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Amanda Peet

  • Appeared: Season 8, Episode 22. May 15, 1997.
  • Episode: The Summer of George
  • Character: Lanette
  • Synopsis: Jerry receives George’s assistance at being an attentive boyfriend but is surprised to learn she has a male roommate.
  • Famous For: She has appeared on Jack & Jill, Studio 60, and The Good Wife.

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Lori Loughlin

  • Appeared: Season 9, Episode 3. October 9, 1997.
  • Episode: The Serentiy Now
  • Character: Patty
  • Synopsis: Patty gets more than she bargained for after pushing Jerry to show his emotions when she learns he is no unable to control them.
  • Famous For: After a long running role on Full House, Lori has appeared on shows such as 90210 and When Calls the Heart.

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Marcia Cross

  • Appeared: Season 9, Episode 7. November 13, 1997.
  • Episode: The Slicer
  • Character: Sara
  • Synopsis: Jerry is embarrassed to learn his girlfriend’s career as a dermatologist is much more important than he realized.
  • Famous For: Marcia appeared alongside Teri Hatcher as leads on Desperate Housewives.

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See Where Big Fat Goalie and Chanandler Bong Laid Their Heads

Only on television could a waitress, a chef, a mostly out of work actor, and a — whatever it was Chandler did — could afford large, beautiful apartments in the heart of one of the world’s most expensive cities The Big Apple. For most of the series, Chandler and Joey lived in apartment 19 across from their pals Rachel and Monica, where they regularly met along with Phoebe and Ross.

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The gang’s apartments (the girls were in number 20) were site of many of the show’s fans favorite moments. Who can forget the chick and the duck, the epic foosball matches, or the game taking the world by storm Fireball? But the boys’ apartment has its drawbacks. There was the singing neighbor (though Joey loved him, at least), the much too thin walls which left little to the imagination, Ross overstaying his welcome, and let us not forget Joey managing to lose all their things because he had to prove to a total stranger that their entertainment center was large enough to fit a person.

The main meeting area for the group outside of the coffee shop saw plenty of memorable moments as well of course. There was the closet of mystery, the downstairs cranky neighbor that the gang came to learn wasn’t quite so different, a seeming eternity spent hiding while Ross and Rachel had yet another fight, or last but not least the famed apartment switch contest. In case you’ve forgotten, Monica’s nickname when she was a field hockey goalie was none other than the ever so clever “Big Fat Goalie.” Oh, and ‘could I be wearing any more clothes?’

Others in the group, and occasionally outsiders, would fine themselves as residents from time to time in apartments 19 and 20, but to Friends fans everywhere they’ll always belong to Chandler and Joey, Monica and Rachel.

Where we found out Monica has 11 towel categories

Where we found out Monica has 11 towel categories

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You don't go commando in another man's fatigues!

“You don’t go commando in another man’s fatigues!”

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Great for napping

Great for napping

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Hundreds of First Responders Arrive By Land and Air for 7 Year Old Leukemia Patient’s Birthday

Seven year old Tyler Seddon is a boy of many titles. Like many little boys his age, every new days brings a new dream job. From governor to state trooper to fire chief, his aspirations are endless. Like the dream jobs he aspirers to, Tyler is no stranger to being tough in the face of adversity.

At the age of three, Tyler was diagnosed with the most common form of childhood cancer Acute Lymphoblastic Luekemia. Fortunately, it was detected early enough that after undergoing a series of treatments his cancer went into remission. But all is not fair in this world. Recently, Tyler and his family learned that his cancer had returned. He is once again began undergoing treatments and is currently on the waiting list for a much needed bone marrow transplant. Four donors have been found, but their contact information is sadly no longer up to date.

All smiles

All smiles

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Ever the trooper he imagined being one day, Tyler has stayed strong and with his seventh birthday approaching he told his mom that he only wanted one thing: birthday cards from the men and women whose job he so admires – military, police, and firefighters.

These days a touching story like this does not take long to spread like wildfire thanks to social media, and soon birthday cards and wishes from first responders around the world were pouring in. It did not take long before these men and women hatched an idea to take this kind birthday gesture for Tyler to another level. Arrangements began to be made for a special convoy in Tyler’s honor.

First responders gather

First responders gather

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“There are so many little kids who want to be a firefighter. This is one way we can help make his dream come true. We are going to head down there tomorrow and it is going to be a procession. He will be able to see all the different fire trucks and ladder trucks.”

– Melissa Hurley, director of public relations and special events for the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts.

The outpouring of support for her young son touched Tyler’s mother Rachel beyond belief.

“To think you would do this for 7-year-old boy,” said Seddon. “I think we have truly made a difference in the world.”

Tyler with his mother Rachel

Tyler with his mother Rachel

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Finally the special day came.

Sgt. Brian Pitts picked the birthday boy up at his house and they headed towards Tyler’s elementary school. As Tyler and his police escort arrived, his friends and teachers held up signs, chanted his name, and presented him with the birthday cards he was so eager to receive.

And that’s when the convoy arrived. All departments arrived in full force ready to put on a show for the children. In all there was 315 police cruisers, 125 fire engines and 12 motorcycles. They even arrived by air – two helicopters and a drone made the trip as well!

The convoy ready to go!

The convoy ready to go!

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The gushing birthday boy thanked each of the first responders personally and received a present from each one of them. But the greatest gift of all that day was not the birthday cards, or the presents or even the long convoy of Tyler’s heroes arriving by both land and air – that day 100 people signed up to be donors.

A GoFundMe fundraiser page has been setup to help pay Tyler’s medical bills and related expenses. Thus far it has raised over $17,000. If you’d like to help, please take the time to visit their page Tyler’s Troops.

Source: boston.com / Mass Live